The Active Learning initiative was established to address the challenges faced by academics in the use and adoption of active learning spaces available on Kensington campus. These challenges include:
- awareness about the types of space available and how they can be accessed
- support with the effective use of the technology within these spaces
- lack of awareness on the latest trends in teaching and learning and exemplars from within UNSW on effective active learning techniques in the classroom.
The Active Learning initiative works with academics to support the adoption and practice of an active learning pedagogy by forming links and leveraging from other initiatives within the UNSW community like summative peer review, educational-focused positions, and academic development.
The Active Learning initiative allows us to gather feedback, improve communications, realign administrative processes and develop best practice resources. Through this initiative, we’ve developed five areas of opportunity:
- A 360-degree interactive tour of an active learning space
- New signage which outlines suggested furniture configurations that promote Active Learning teaching within a CATS classroom
- Active Learning Best Practice Guide v2.0
- Active Learning Framework for Large Cohort Sizes
- Active Learning Teaching Resources